The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia 5: The Years of Hunger

Soviet Agriculture, 1931–1933

  • R. W. Davies
  • Stephen G. Wheatcroft

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 1-19
  3. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 20-47
  4. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 48-78
  5. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 79-104
  6. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 105-136
  7. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 137-230
  8. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 231-249
  9. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 250-267
  10. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 268-300
  11. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 301-331
  12. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 332-347
  13. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 348-399
  14. R. W. Davies, Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    Pages 400-441
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 442-555

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the Soviet agricultural crisis of 1931-1933 which culminated in the major famine of 1933. It is the first volume in English to make extensive use of Russian and Ukrainian central and local archives to assess the extent and causes of the famine. It reaches new conclusions on how far the famine was 'organized' or 'artificial', and compares it with other Russian and Soviet famines and with major twentieth century famines elsewhere. Against this background, it discusses the emergence of collective farming as an economic and social system.

Keywords

20. Jahrhundert 20th century agriculture crisis grain Russia Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • R. W. Davies
    • 1
  • Stephen G. Wheatcroft
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK
  2. 2.University of MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230273979
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-23855-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-27397-9
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